Fire Station
501 E. Edwardsville Rd.
Wood River, IL 62095
Phone 618-259-0984
Fax 618-259-3826

Mailing Address
Wood River Fire Dept.
111 N. Wood River Ave.
Wood River, IL 62095

Wood River Fire Department - Wood River Illinois

St. Louis County Fire Academy
C.P.A.T information  sample video
Download C.P.A.T Booklet

WRFD Hiring Process
Career Firefighter Requirements: State Certified Fire Firefighter II/Basic & Current EMT-B License
Testing Process: By law we are required to test and keep an eligibility list every (2) years for a Career Firefighter. Our department will advertise in the local media and/or newspaper as to when the hiring process will take place every (2) years. To be considered you’ll need to meet the requirements listed for a Career Firefighter. We currently require a written test administered by a third party, physical C.P.A.T Test, and an oral interview. The C.P.A.T is administered at the St. Louis County Fire Academy (see information links below). Oral interviews are then scheduled individually with the Fire & Police Commission once the written and C.P.A.T is completed.

Paid On-Call Firefighter Requirements: Resident of Wood River or within (1) mile of city limits, 21 years or older (with exceptions), must pass testing process.

Testing Process: Testing for Paid On-Call Firefighters is on an as needed basis. We don’t keep an eligibility list for this process. Advertisement will be in the local media and/or newspaper when there is a need for a hiring process. Applications can be completed and turned into the Firehouse at any time, see below for Application, additional requirements, and details of the hiring process. The Physical Testing process is very similar the Career Firefighter C.P.A.T test, however it’s administered here at the WRFD by our personnel.

Full Time/ Career Firefighter Application Packet
Paid on Call Application Packet
Paid On-Call Firefighters FAQ’s
Paid on Call Physical Testing Details

Community Links
The City of Wood River
Belk Park Golf Course-Wood River, Illinois
The Growth Association Of Southwestern Illinois - Serving the Illinois Riverbend communities

Illinois Agency Links
Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal (OSFM)
Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)
Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL)

National Agency Links
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
American Red Cross

Fire Publications, Training, or Resources
Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI)
Firehouse Website The place to go for information for Firefighting, Rescue, EMS!
The Bravest Online Your source for photo's, video's, and more.
Fire Engineering Magazine Training and resources for the Fire Service.
International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)



Fire Station
501 E. Edwardsville Rd.  Wood River, IL 62095
Phone 618-259-0984  Fax 618-259-3826

Mailing Address
Wood River Fire Dept.   111 N. Wood River Ave.  Wood River, IL 62095